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Distributive Justice in International Environmental Policy: Axiomatic Foundation and Exemplary Formulation

Carsten Helm and Udo. E. Simonis

Environmental Values 10(2001): 5-18. doi: 10.3197/096327101129340714

Proceeding on a limited number of general, widely accepted equity criteria, we develop a proposal for distributing common resources. In particular, the proposed fair division mechanism is individually rational, envy-free, Pareto-efficient and satisfies the stand alone test, which follows as a minimum requirement from the resource and population monotonicity criteria. Applied to international climate policy, the thrust of this proposal is that the South should initially be fully compensated for the greenhouse gas abatement measures it is to undertake as a result of efficiency considerations.

KEYWORDS: fair division, equity, common resources, climate change

CITATIONS in other Environmental Values articles:

Global and Ecological Justice: Prioritising Conflicting Demands. Marcel Wissenburg

Wrongful Harm to Future Generations: The Case of Climate Change.Marc D. Davidson

The Relationship between Intragenerational and Intergenerational Ecological Justice. Stefanie Glotzbach and Stefan Baumgärtner

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